Resources for Stakeholder dialogue
This Guidebook for Business Enterprise includes instructions and tailorable tools for business professionals seeking to design and implement an agricultural investment in a socially responsible manner that recognises and protects community land rights. It provides support for implementing best practices related to understanding and respecting land rights in the context of an investment.
The ICMM has developed 20 tools to support mining and metals companies in promoting sustainable community development. These tools will also be useful to companies involved in other sectors. They offer practical guidance for every stage of the mining process from exploration, construction and operations, to decommissioning, closure and ultimately, the post-closure environment.These tools are accompanied by easy-to-use, step-by-step route maps, to help:
• Foster constructive working relationships between communities, companies and governments
This guide and its practical tools help companies:
• Recognise and respect that Indigenous Peoples have distinct rights and interests
• Understand that through law and/or custom, Indigenous People often have a special relationship to the land, territories and resources
• Utilise forms of engagements that are sensitive to cultural characteristics eg governance structures, interaction and decision making
This document provides guidance on how local communities can engage with investors to negotiate community-investor agreements. While not primarily oriented towards a private sector audience, it can be useful for investors and other stakeholders who wish to ensure that contract negotiations are clear, fair and equitable, and will guarantee the safeguard of project-affected communities’ land rights.
This document provides guidance on how local communities can prepare for interactions with potential investors. While not primarily oriented towards a private sector audience, it can be be useful for investors and other stakeholders who wish to engage with project-affected people to ensure the proper conduct of consultation and FPIC processes to safeguard the land and human rights of these communities.
This guide is an aid for companies to achieve positive and resilient rapports with their host communities. It provides accessible information to understand factors that have an influence on community support and how this can be measured.
This set of Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) have been developed to help any company looking to ensure their operations are undertaken in a manner that safeguards respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The tools, accompanied by easy-to-use, step-by-step guides help companies:
• Reduce production delays
• Maintain “Social License to Operate”
• Gain access to financing • Lessen litigation risk
• Maintain/enhance company reputation
• Operate successfully in complex business environments